I have made several shirts with freezer paper stencils, and thought I would share how to use them in case anyone out there still doesn't know. I learned how to make them from http://iammommahearmeroar.blogspot.com/ she has a really great blog you should check her out!
What you need:
- Freezer paper (buy it on the same isle as wax paper)
- Exacto knife
- Cutting surface
- Stiff paint brush
So to start draw or trace your design on the paper side of the freezer paper, then cut out your letters using the exacto knife.
Make sure you cut on something so not to ruin your table, I normally use my scrapbooking mat but couldn't find it so I just used a piece of cardboard. Also make sure when cutting out your letters to save the inside parts of letters like for B, o and e.
Once all cut out place stencil wax side down (or you will have a mess on your iron!) on the shirt where you want and iron using medium heat. When main stencil is set add the inside pieces one at a time and iron in place.
Using a stiff brush I blot on 2-3 coats of paint then I go back over smoothing with the brush and more paint for the last coat. To add more dimension to my shirt I took a damp sponge and black paint and blotted it over my letters you cant really see it in the picture though.
Let dry and remove the stencil by peeling it away from the shirt. It is a little easier to remove if the paint is still a little damp, just be careful not to smudge it. And there you go a simple freezer paper stencil.
Here are some other freezer paper shirts I have done.